Saturday, 24 October 2009

The Blog that follows on with the doors...

Following on from the last epic blog about doors I remembered this poem/verse/story in a book that i had first read about six, seven years ago. The reason i call it a poem/verse/story as none is really sure of what it can be classed as. There are many papers, forums and books written on this one piece of writing. So for the sake of diplomacy (if that's the right word) i name them all!!
The Road goes ever on and on
Down from the door where it began.
Now far ahead the Road has gone,
And I must follow, if I can,
Pursuing it with eager feet,
Until it joins some larger way
Where many paths and errands meet.
And whither then? I cannot say.

The Road goes ever on and on
Out from the door where it began.
Now far ahead the Road has gone,
Let others follow it who can!
Let them a journey new begin,
But I at last with weary feet
Will turn towards the lighted inn,
My evening-rest and sleep to meet.

J.R.R Tolkien

After kicking myself furiously this sort of sums up what I was trying to say in my previous blog. That a door begins and ends a journey. Where that journey will take you, the things and places you may encounter nobody knows. However all these then all set of chain reaction and they make your journey a little more extraordinary.
Developing on from my idea I thought what if we made each room into a different place, environment by using simple props and costumes. This would then add to the mystery and magic that a journey would have and keep the audience in suspense. It would also give them an element of surprise. As the lovely people at Ham House want their visitors to be able to move freely around the space and not be stuck in one place. What if while there moving there on some sort of journey to find stories and each story they hear they get a clue. When they have all the clues or riddles they must solve. It could lead them to the face painting and the other activities which are on offer. The best thing I think about it is that they could be done in any order.

Well that's all i have to say for now, let me know what you think blogging world!!!

1 comment:

  1. great idea Siobhan. I completely understand and agree with your idea of doors being the opening and closing of journies and worlds.